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Acid phosphatase activity in the Indian apple snail,Pila globosa (Swainson), during aestivation and starvation stress

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Abstract

Acid phosphatase activity has been studied in hepatopancreas and foot tissues of the Indian apple snail,Pila globosa (Swainson), with reference to aestivation and starvation. The enzyme activity in the tissues of control snails is higher in hepatopancreas, than in foot. The activity of acid phosphatase increased in hepatopancreas and decreased in foot during starvation while it decreased in both the tissues during aestivation. The significance of these findings is discussed.

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Aruna, P., Sreeramulu Chetty, C., Chandramohan Naidu, R. et al. Acid phosphatase activity in the Indian apple snail,Pila globosa (Swainson), during aestivation and starvation stress. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. 88, 363–365 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03179115

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Keywords

  • Aestivation
  • starvation
  • acid phosphatase
  • Pila globosa